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Products & Materials Selection

Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)

An international non-profit established to promote responsible management of the world’s forests through independent certification and labeling of forest products.


The GREENGUARD Certification Program is an industry independent, third-party testing program for low-emitting products and materials.

Green Seal

Hundreds of products and services from major companies such as 3M, Benjamin Moore, and Andersen Windows have now been certified to meet Green Seal standards.

GreenSpec Directory

A list of over 2,200 environmentally preferable products selected by editors at BuildingGreen, LLC. The guide includes key insight on the green attributes of each product and the most critical green issues for each product category.


The ENERGY STAR label makes it easy for consumers to identify and purchase energy-efficient products that offer savings on energy bills without sacrificing performance, features, and comfort. Specifications for the ENERGY STAR label are set by the EPA.


WaterSense helps consumers identify water-efficient products and programs. Products carrying the WaterSense label perform well, help save money, and encourage innovation in manufacturing.

Cradle to Cradle

The Cradle to Cradle Certified Products Standard is a multi-attribute, continuous improvement methodology that evaluates products across five categories of human and environmental health. It is administered by the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute. Browse the C2C Products Registry.

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